Wells Fargo has awarded a $300,000 grant to Grady Health Foundation to support healthcare expansion. AJC file photo

Grady Health Foundation receives grant for healthcare expansion

Wells Fargo awarded a $300,000 grant to the Grady Health Foundation to support the hospital’s capital campaign, according to a press release.

The campaign was launched last year as a joint public/private partnership to fund two projects: a new Center for Advanced Surgical Services on Grady’s main campus which will increase the hospital’s capacity for critical care services, and the expansion of the Ponce Center for HIV/AIDS, which will allow Grady to better serve patients and conduct more of the cutting-edge research needed to put an end to a growing epidemic.

“We are stronger than ever, but our success has led to an urgent issue: Grady is at full capacity, driving the need for more operating rooms, inpatient beds and treatment space to serve those who turn to us for care,” commented Alisa Smallwood, interim president of the Grady Health Foundation. “This significant gift from Wells Fargo demonstrates just how committed they are to helping the community thrive, both financially and physically. We couldn’t be more appreciative of their generous philanthropy and support of our response to growing community demand.”

“Wells Fargo has long been a champion of Grady,” remarked Pete Correll, chair of the Grady Health Foundation. “They generously supported our campaign eight years ago when Grady’s doors nearly closed, and remained a partner in the advancement of health and wellness of our communities every year since then. These gifts are a welcomed endorsement of Grady’s commitment to change and save lives.”

Information, visit www.gradyhealthfoundation.org

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